Genes and Biotechnology
We are now well into the era of
biotechnology. It is an era in which scientists have made tremendous
strides in discovering the structures and functions of genes and in
manipulating them for a wide variety of purposes. THE WORLD & I invites
you to read about many of these discoveries and their ramifications in
this special collection on Genes and Biotechnology.
The articles in this collection
are grouped according to separate topics, listed on the right. For
instance, articles dealing with medical applications are grouped under
Biotechnology and Medicine, while those related to agricultural
applications can be found in Genetically Modified Plants and Animals.
topic of Cloning includes articles that deal with the cloning of animals
as well as isolated genes. The scientific work to determine DNA
sequences in the chromosomes of humans and other organisms is presented
in Genomes and Beyond, while articles dealing with the connection
between genetic information and external features can be found in
Invisible Genes, Visible Traits.